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Winter work continues at Superior National at Lutsen despite layoffs

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 11:28am

Superior National at Lutsen (SNL) Grounds Superintendent Mike Davies gave an update on SNL activities at the January 14 meeting of the Cook County - Grand Marais Economic Development Authority (EDA). Davies was laid off in December 2013, but has been working on equipment along with Maintenance Worker Jim Zunker. Davies said winter maintenance is very important. “Any success we have in the summer is directly tied to the work we do in the winter,” said Davies.

Secretary Mark Ritchie explains state caucuses

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 5:25pm

Caucuses are the grass roots of the democratic process regardless of the party you choose.  North Shore Morning host Mark Abrahamson spoke with Secretary of State Mark Ritchie about the Tuesday caucuses.  More is available online at  The site links to the secretary of state website, includes caucus details and locations, and lets you confirm or change your voter registration.


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County to request variance for 130-foot emergency communications tower at Law Enforcement Center

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 12:40pm

In November 2013, the Cook County commissioners approved an expenditure of $63,000 to install a tower at the Cook County Law Enforcement Center in Grand Marais to elevate a public safety radio on the roof of the building. However, a variance to allow the 130-foot tower must be approved by Grand Marais Planning Commission.

"Taking the High Road" study skills course starts Wednesday, February 5

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 12:39pm